novfammoNovember is National Family Health History month. Family members can share genetic, lifestyle, and environmental risks associated with illness and disease. Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer can run in families, so a detailed family history could help patients and providers determine appropriate screenings at appropriate times.

Partnerships for Native Health is excited to announce our Family Health History Genome Project. With support from the National Institutes of Health, study staff will pilot-test the My Family Health Portrait site ( and partner sites. This is a publically accessible, standard-based family history tool that is widely used in the U.S. Study staff hope to determine whether this tool fits the health needs of Native patients and their providers.

For more information about this project or to request a community report, please contact:

Meghan Jernigan, MPH

Staff Scientist

Partnerships for Native Health

Phone: 206-708-8629

Fax: 206-708-8611


YouTube Video: Family History

My Family Health Portrait